Lacking salary cap space as they enter the stretch run of free agency, the Philadelphia Eagles really do have some limited options in terms of which direction this team can take as it moves forward. However, in desperate need of a player that can start at the cornerback position next season, the Eagles do need to make at least one more free agent signing this offseason.
Given the high price of some remaining players in free agency, my best choice for the team at this current moment is former New Orleans cornerback Sterling Moore. Starting games for three different teams over the last three years, Sterling has yet to find a true home for him in the NFL. That said, he is a player that has experience starting at cornerback and should come on a team-friendly contract.
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While Sterling is a bit undersized at 5’10, his experience and cheap price could make him a free agency steal. Given the fact that he has been a journeyman starter for the last three seasons, the Eagles could either give him a multi-year deal if they really like him or a one-year prove it contract just to make sure they have capable starters for the cornerback position.
Recording 56 tackles, 13 pass deflections and two interceptions as a member of the New Orleans Saints, Sterling is a player that can hold his own on the football field. While he is not going to make any major game-changing plays, he is someone that can at least be counted on to be a capable cornerback and not let men get open too often.
Currently, the addition of Moore would serve as an upgrade over the Eagles current starters at the position. Mainly, this is due to the fact that the Eagles have no starting cornerbacks on their roster right now. Without signing someone who can take this role during free agency, Philly would be forced to draft two starting cornerbacks during next month’s NFL Draft.
With the NFL offseason reaching it’s standard period of constant signings and rookie evaluations, the Philadelphia Eagles need to make their move now. Signing at least one starting cornerback during free agency needs to be the priority for this team. That signing should also be Sterling Moore.